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Applications have opened for a potential third series of Channel 4 dating series Open House: The Great Sex Experiment. A formal recommission has not been announced by Channel 4.

The first series of this bold social experiment was commissioned from Channel 4’s Global Format Fund and helped Channel 4 win the Friday 10pm slot for 16-34s across the series. The second series aired earlier this year.

Much like the first series, which sparked conversations about monogamy in modern relationships, the second series will follow monogamous couples as they explore whether they would be happier together in an open relationship.

Assisted by experts, the couples will embark on a series of intimate challenges to road-test, within a safe space, whether having sex with other people is at odds with maintaining their committed relationship.

Tim Hancock, who commissioned the series for Channel 4 said: ““The popularity of Open House shines a light on just how many couples nowadays are considering alternative relationship models and I was proud of how the series showed both the joys and difficult challenges that opening up your relationship brings. We’ve been blown away by the number of couples who have applied to come to test out non-monogamy in series 2.”

The Tinopolis Group and the series and format will be sold internationally by Passion Distribution. There is advance interest in the format from Australia, in the USA, and around Europe.


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